Tags: Commuting

One in ten Brits commuting for over three hours a day

New research from Monster.co.uk has revealed that nearly one in ten Brits (9%) commute for over three hours a day, with over a third (34%) commuting for over an hour. The news follows recent research from Waze, the traffic app, which found that Londoners endure the third longest commute (41 minutes) in comparison with 19 of the world’s biggest cities.

Average British worker spends 11 weeks a year commuting

The average worker in the UK currently spends over eleven weeks a year commuting to and from their work place. The findings, from space management software company, Cloudbooking, are based on the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing that commuting journeys are on the increase. “Back in 2003, the average UK commute…

John Lewis employees donates 40,000 hours through sports coaching

John Lewis Partnership has recently celebrated the second anniversary of its Partners in Sport programme by announcing that it has trained almost 200 Partners (employees) as sports coaches over the past twelve months, providing over 40,000 hours of support to local communities. Overwhelmingly, football was the sport of choice for almost half of the Partner…

Commuting costs are a huge barrier to work, says TUC

Commenting on the latest figures for commute times, published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘The link between long commute times and high earnings suggests that transport costs are a huge barrier to people looking for work outside their local area. ‘Politicians with free travel passes…